The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued several directives to strengthen the security in the capital during the celebration of 31st night (December 31).
The DMP has put restrictions on all kinds of outdoor cultural events, both public and private. In case of indoor events, police will need to be informed beforehand for security reasons. Additionally, no fireworks can be lit anywhere in Dhaka.
Outsiders without ID cards and vehicles without stickers will not be allowed to enter the Dhaka University area after 6pm on the day. The teachers, officers and employees of Dhaka University residential areas will be able to enter the area through the Nilkhet and Shahbagh intersection after the scheduled time.
Necessary legal measures would be undertaken to control drug abuse. All bars in the capital will be closed after 3pm. The police have directed the authorities of 5-star hotels to take action so that no one can consume alcohol without a permitted ID.
Licensed firearms cannot be carried in various residential hotels, restaurants, public gatherings and festivals in the capital from 6pm December 31 to 6am January 1 in the capital.
Special teams of police will be dispatched in multiple areas, including Gulshan-Banani and Hatirjheel area, with special kits for the alcohol test.
DMP Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam issued the directives during a press conference held at the conference room of DMP Media and Public Relations today.